Hizbullah Captures 14 Syrian Rebels as Border Fighting Death Toll Hits 16

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Hizbullah has taken into captivity 14 Syrian rebels as the death toll from its clashes with armed groups on the Lebanese-Syrian border has risen to 16, a monitoring group said Monday.

In the evening, LBCI television said “clashes with heavy- and medium-caliber weapons have renewed in the Eastern Mountain Belt amid Syrian air raids targeting the gunmen.”

“The sounds of explosions are being heard in Arsal and the neighboring villages,” LBCI added.

Meanwhile, al-Jadeed TV said al-Nusra Front leader Ahmed Yaqzan was killed in the fighting.

"Seven members of Hizbullah were killed and 31 wounded" in the clashes which raged from Saturday until Sunday night, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said earlier on Monday.

He told Agence France Presse that the Syrian rebels lost nine fighters and 23 of them were wounded in the battle waged in an undemarcated area of the border between Qalamun in Syria and Lebanon's Arsal.

Giving a higher death toll of eight Hizbullah fighters killed, a wounded member of the group told AFP on condition of anonymity: "The battle was very fierce, and at very close quarters."

Hizbullah initiated the showdown in a bid to rid the region of rebel fighters following a string of daily clashes, said Abdel Rahman.

"But they fell into an ambush by rebels ... before Hizbullah reinforcements arrived and the fighting intensified," he said, adding that the Lebanese group captured 14 rebels.

On Sunday, a Hizbullah source and a Lebanese security official gave a preliminary toll of three Hizbullah fighters and three Syrian rebels killed.

The long and porous border region is often used by smugglers, refugees and fighters.

Arsal and the area around it are largely sympathetic with the Sunni-led uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In April, Syrian forces backed by allied fighters from Hizbullah retook control of most of the Qalamun region.

But Syrian activists say hundreds of opposition fighters have taken refuge in the caves and hills in the border area, using it as a rear base from which to launch attacks inside Syria.

Last month, Lebanese Army forces carried out raids in the area targeting militants with ties to "terrorist groups," an army statement said at the time.

Comments 37
Thumb ice-man 14 July 2014, 17:34

"Seven members of Hizbullah were killed and 31 wounded" .... it is news such as this that brings sorrow, sadness and depression into my heart. Why are these terrorists killing our resistance, our heroes, our protectors. How sad.....

Thumb eagledawn 14 July 2014, 17:35

May they never return and if they do, please in dirty body bags.

Thumb skeletor 14 July 2014, 17:38

Sorry, I cannot post much now.. it is very busy down here.

Thumb full.disclosure. 14 July 2014, 17:59

Proof? K Thanks.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 14 July 2014, 21:55

Ultrahabib the sectarian who called Sunnis cancer!

Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 18:03

I wonder what HA will do with those 14 allegedly captured.... It never took prisoners before in Qusayr or Qalamoun, only summary executions.

Thumb ice-man 14 July 2014, 18:20

are you still sunni?

Thumb full.disclosure. 14 July 2014, 18:45

lol @multiple x accts x 328572952 usernames x israeli x traitor x $2/hr

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghlayini (Guest) 14 July 2014, 21:27

je pense donc je suis
im surviving donc hizballah is fighting in syria.
up to date philosophy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thumb lebpatriot2333 14 July 2014, 21:34

He doesn't deserve it and HA should track these posters and send them to their Caliph. Let's see how they will complain about HA when they are crucified to a cross.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 14 July 2014, 21:57

Death to the ideology of Wilayat Al Faqeeh

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 14 July 2014, 21:57

Sacrifices for Assad and Iran that is bringing disaster to the region.

Thumb geha 14 July 2014, 22:15

thank you GOD for answering my prayers.

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 11:22

geha it's not god you should thank, but "anonymous sources" and the rebel observatory for your daily BS soup :)

think a "wounded member" of HA would talk to rami abdelrahman or AFP or whatever, especially to give them higher death toll and promote the cannibals version? you must be very naive :)

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 11:36

LOL i was skeptical about the "anonymous sources", but if the very respected "crushed-ice-boy" confirms it then i'm starting to doubt

waiting for you to agree with yourself using your fistula, so we can really confirm it as a "proven fact". rofl

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 12:41

hahaha it gets more and more credible, now it's a cannibal facebook page we're supposed to believe.

Thumb Kalzyturks 15 July 2014, 02:01

Agreed 100%

Default-user-icon Tariq (Guest) 15 July 2014, 02:24

Video of the fighting

Thumb cedre 15 July 2014, 02:39

ultraignorant, i dare u to prove that wahabism exists, u can use wiki and google, u wont be able to.
This term was created by hateful shias like u to mock sunnis...

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 11:24

lol... evil shias even made a full wiki page about it

Thumb cedre 15 July 2014, 11:39

term was coined by hateful shia like u...
I dare u all tp prove Ibn AbdelWahab invented, created, did something new that wasnt there before the way khomeyni reinvented a new version of shia islam...
I'm waiting, ignorami...

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 13:32

somehow this document from the european parliament got censored, but i'm sure cedre will love the read, so here it is again:



Thumb cedre 15 July 2014, 02:42

is this what ur mama taught u ?

Thumb cedre 15 July 2014, 05:01

then where did u learn that ? Qom ?

Thumb Kalzyturks 15 July 2014, 03:40

Dear slayer,

Only wish for others what you wish for yourself.


Thumb lebpatriot2333 15 July 2014, 03:44

Go get a life loser

Thumb lebpatriot2333 15 July 2014, 03:46

FT they are what we know they are

Thumb lebpatriot2333 15 July 2014, 03:48

lol FT

Thumb lebpatriot2333 15 July 2014, 03:50

Go back in your shelter. Hamas rockets coming your way.

Thumb ice-man 15 July 2014, 08:00

It is so unlike the warriors of HA to run scared like this video shows. Flamethrower and mowaten said they are the most skilled, professional, and battle hardened troops on the face of the planet. I simply refuse to believe it even if I saw it with my own two eyes...

Thumb ice-man 15 July 2014, 08:02

how sad....

Thumb _mowaten_ 15 July 2014, 11:10

lol @ rami abdel rahman

Thumb eagledawn 15 July 2014, 11:15

It is so touching flamethrower's care about palestinians!

just gas ONE camp wlo khayye, and watch the palestinians in lebanon become model citizens. nothing than fear will work with these people. you are guests in our house. behave as guests."

Default-user-icon johns (Guest) 15 July 2014, 12:30


Check this video of the fighting:

Default-user-icon AJ (Guest) 15 July 2014, 15:05

No Lebanese here should be blaming, or blasting Hezbollah for this border. Hezbollah is stopping these troublemakers and potential jihadists from coming into Lebanon, and into the Bekaa Valley! Thank you HA!

Thumb Mystic 15 July 2014, 15:26

We will see an end, to Salafi borders in Lebanon very soon.

Default-user-icon JoJo (Guest) 15 July 2014, 20:09

How sad it is to see the people of the same country, same religion, same region, same city, same ( I will use a term) zipcode , reffering to each other as ennemies and wishing death on the other... Wow... Only seen in arab countries and third world countries.